2014 Volkswagen Passat – Release Date

Certainly, with the reason, the new, redesigned 2014 Volkswagen Passat model, the eighth generation, the U.S. market is looking forward to it equally, and perhaps more, of his native Germany. 2014 VW Passat, serial label B8, will be presented in Geneva in March next year. Soon after, probably in May 2014, will replace the seventh generation, which was halfway solution, as in the case of Golf model.

2014 VW Passat side view

2014 Volkswagen Passat in US

The Passat, the German automobile giant Volkswagen, America in some way, adopted, and producing it in the plant on its continent, in Tennessee, accepted as the first European sedan, built around the tastes of American customers. Although it will come out from the factory, identical to the production model like the one in Germany, announced changes in the new Passat B8, make this model much more accessible and interesting for this market. The previous Passat models were great morsel for American buyers, as price excelled, in many ways, compared to competitors, Camry and Accord sedans, and were equipped with engines that did not meet the standards of the U.S. economy. The current picture is in favor, the largest automobile market. After, VW Passat, equipped with a TDI engine while driving on U.S. territory, broke the Guinness World Record in fuel consumption, running 100km with only 3l, it became clear that this model will take precedence in the sedan class in the coming year. How clean and economical can be TDI  diesel vehicles, the proof is exactly the test drive, which is down the old record in the consumption of 3.4l/100km and rating of hybrid vehicles crossing with the 100km 3.6l.  That this information would not misinterpreted, for example, the marketing effort of Volkswagen, their new EA288 2.0L TDI engine with 150 hp , 320 Nm of torque in the second, and 31 mpg city/43 mpg hwy, should justify achieved results. Reduced fuel consumption by 10 to 14%, without sacrificing vehicle performance and power, of the same, could increase, the current number of sold Volkswagen Passat models in the U.S. market, which has so far totaled 47,000 annually.

Redesign

2014 Volkswagen Passat will be placed on the extended modular MQB platform. Its dimensions, 4.78 m length, 1.84 m width and height of 1.47 m, is not significantly different from its predecessors because it is only 2cm long and just as wide. However, increasing the wheelbase by as much as 10 cm, with the 2.70 m to 2.80 m was achieved exceptional, roominess, the rear of the vehicle, which is the next advantage of this sedan model. The construction is made of high quality steel, extraordinary strength and special design, which has reduced the overall weight of 100kg in 2014 Passat, and the coefficient of air resistance reduced to 0.25. Satisfactory results of aerodynamic performance, are part of credit, existing design CC model, which has served as a role model.

Models and Trim Levels

The Passat is expected in 2014 in two models, a sedan and a wagon called Passat Variant. By far not yet fully confirmed information for 2015 model year will be presented: a model Passat Alltrack (semi-SUV), R-line sports car, Passat 4Motion, with the drive to all four wheels, and VW Passat PHEV as a plug-in hybrid . 2016 year, Volkswagen Passat could be offered in Coupe and Convertible variants, then it is expected the new CC model. As in the current seventh generation of the Passat the main, three trim levels are S, SE and SEL, and Sport trim set to join the lineup later in 2014.

2014 VW Passat TDI

Powertrain Options

In addition to the aforementioned 2.0L TDI engine, the engine line-up, which will be found under the hood of the new 2014 VW Passat, there are also: 1.8L turbocharged diesel engine with 4-cylinder rated at 170 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, and 24 mpg city/34 mpg hwy, replacing the 2.5L engine with 5 cylinders. 3.6L V6 engine with 280 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque,  offers 2014 Passat to exceed 20 mpg city/28 mpg hwy. The offer will include the 1.4L TSI petrol engine with 125 hp and 2.0L TSI with 279 hp. All engines of the new Passat vehicles will have direct injection and will be turbocharged, paired with a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. AWD is standard feature, and the DSG gearbox will be available as an option.

New Equipment

The new engine and significantly improved features VW Passat sedan  2014 as they are threw into the shade, all information related to innovations in the interior of the vehicle. Unfortunately, except for information that is part of the new equipment, a Head-up-display, Surround View system and VW Car-telematics , not any other. Because of the perfect crash-test scores, we suggest that the safety equipment certainly to level, and the new 2014 Volkswagen Passat, its owners, in full, will  provide a combination of perfect ride, comfort, equipment and value.

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